I-Spy Classic Cars-What have you spotted?

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 16 Aug 2015, 11:20

1960's style? The 746 'phone lasted well into the 90s....

I had a wall-mounted version in my gaff right up until 1992...

I like the grey C1... Suits it...

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by elma » 16 Aug 2015, 11:39

I still use one of those phones, clearest call quality you can get and I love the actual ring. Mines Bogey green and it's the only phone my Grandmother can hear me on.

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Aug 2015, 11:45

Bit of a fraud that phone not a proper 746 at all....its got the push buttons in the number holes so it hasnt a functioning dial, and you can buy them new for £35 from cuckooland :!:

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by myglaren » 16 Aug 2015, 13:30

An ancient but perfectly preserved white Mercedes saloon with a full compliment of giffers, passed it a bit too quickly to get the reg/age.
It was tootling along the A168 towards Thirsk.
So was I but tootling more rapidly.

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 16 Aug 2015, 17:57

My Trimphone (in lovely 70s Avocade Green!!!) has a faux dial...Cost a tenner in Tesco a few years ago now.

The cost of pukka 746s and especially Trimphones is now well into three figures for a 'refurbished' one.

What they do is rip the old gits out and insert a new electronic module that can be picked up quite cheaply...

Dialling a modern phone number on a proper dial is quite laborious now. If I want to call a friend up the road I now have to dial 15 digits :twisted: That includes the 1470 to unhide my number...

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by elma » 16 Aug 2015, 18:03

The only place mine lets me down is those computer queuing systems that demand I press a number. I can do them with my mobile through the speaker though. I don't mind taking my time dialling, it cuts down on phone use. Is my old "genuine article" worth money? It's dark green.

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 16 Aug 2015, 18:31

Oh yes, it's worth money James :-D

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by myglaren » 16 Aug 2015, 20:42

CitroJim wrote: What they do is rip the old gits out and insert a new electronic module that can be picked up quite cheaply...
These old gits?

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Aug 2015, 21:45

Saw a Citroen C1 Bi-color today blue on top and white below, with what looked like a nautical motif on the side. Must be a special edition-quite striking with chrome backs to the "wing" mirrors.

So I put "C1 Bicolor" into google

first image up was this, quite a different animal altogether

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by myglaren » 16 Aug 2015, 22:05

Pretty pretty :)

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 16 Aug 2015, 22:17

This is the other C1

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by VertVega » 16 Aug 2015, 22:56

A beautiful classic sports car spotted 8-) This might get some points :wink:

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(wikipedia) - "The Saint's Volvo 1800 & Roger Daltrey's P1800

The Volvo P1800 had received a major publicity boost in the early 60's when a white 1962 Volvo P1800 (with licence plate ST1) was driven by Simon Templar, played by Roger Moore, and it was featured prominently in the hit TV series The Saint beginning in 1962 and throughout the entire run of the show. Roger Moore was reportedly so smitten with the Volvo P1800 that he bought one for his own personal use. When asked to name his favorite "movie car" many years later, Moore stated it was the Volvo P1800, commenting: "I have a great affection for the Volvo P1800, as, of course, I owned one, as well as used one in the series. It’s a beautiful car and I still drive a Volvo to this day."
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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 17 Aug 2015, 06:26

The Volvo P1800 makes it into the 120 in I-Spy Classic Cars and scores 25 points.
from I-Spy Classic Cars
Volvo's two-seater P1800 won many admirers , particularly afeter it became a regular site on TV in the adventure series "The Saint" At first it was built in Britain butin 1963 switched to Sweden , at which point it became the P1800S and gained an engine size increase from 1.8 to 2.0 litres. The robust P1800S can achieve 115 mph.
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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by myglaren » 17 Aug 2015, 06:49

There always used to be one of those parked in the BP petrol station - Washington/Birtley services on the A1. Owned by the bloke who rand or owned the service station.
Haven't seen it for a while now.

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Re: Classic car summer season-what have you spotted?

Post by CitroJim » 17 Aug 2015, 08:19

myglaren wrote:
CitroJim wrote: What they do is rip the old gits out and insert a new electronic module that can be picked up quite cheaply...
These old gits?

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:rofl2: :rofl2:

Bliddy Spullchucker...

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